Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Halifax Herald axes dozens of jobs

The Halifax Chronicle-Herald is chopping more than 20 jobs — nearly one-quarter of its newsroom staff.

Dan Leger, director of news content, said 24 employees are getting their notices, as the newspaper grapples with rising costs and a loss of ad revenue.

Tuesday's announcement starts a 45-day period of talks with the Halifax Typographical Union, which represents the newsroom employees.

"During that period, we will be looking for ways of offering buyouts, and potentially early leave options and things like that for people who qualify, and trying to find ways to mitigate the impact of the cuts," Leger said.

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